The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) district unit has urged the government to intervene for the prevention of alleged misuse of the Kerala Anti-social Activities (Prevention) Act (KAAPA), accusing the district police of invoking the Act against political and youth organisations in defiance of Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan’s assurance that the law would not be misused.

The DYFI district secretariat, in a press release here on Saturday, said that the Act was being invoked against two DYFI activists at Valiyannur here under alleged pressure from the local Indian Union Muslim League leadership.

The police had served a notice on a DYFI activist under the Act and arrested another one, the release said.

The latest attempt to invoke the Act was in violation of the Home Minister’s assurance following the day-and-night agitation here by the DYFI and the Students Federation of India (SFI).

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